Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida adopts by reference the federal universal waste regulations, including those for aerosol cans. The state has added provisions for the regulation of mercury-containing lamps and mercury-containing devices destined for recycling, and therefore, the Florida rules for lamps and mercury-containing devices differ from the federal rules for lamps and mercury-containing equipment. The result is that the state rules are more stringent than their federal counterparts in connection with definitions, prohibitions, disposal options for very small quantity generators (VSQGs), registration, notification, management and labeling, storage, volume reduction, and destination facilities. Note that Florida repealed its state regulations for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals as a universal waste when it adopted by reference the ...